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A Schindler for the Armenians

The Ottoman Schindler

Cemil Kunneh chose to not participate in this collective crime and not share complicity. He resisted group pressure, fear of ostracization and the imperative to obey authority and the orders of his superiors. His stand shows the complex social and political dynamics of the late Ottoman Empire.

Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust Comment Yields a Wider Learning Moment

Larger Lessons From Whoopi

Because many people’s lives depend on overcoming such persistent and deeply entrenched supremacist ideologies that are visible around the world, this moment to learn should not be(come) a wasted opportunity. Clarifying the connection between racialization and dehumanization and acknowledging different manifestations of such oppressive processes in more than one geographic context is essential to understand these intricate relationships.

The Rich History of China’s Islam

The Rich History of China’s Islam

Han Kitab authors drew vocabulary and concepts from key writings in Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism. This conscious blending of Islamic and Chinese literary traditions is one of the quintessential features of the genre.

Kristian Petersen
In Srebrenica’s Darkest Hour, a Videographer Shone a Light

In Srebrenica’s Darkest Hour, a Videographer Shone a Light

The footage of “the videographer of Srebrenica” has become the locus for online connections among Bosniaks. They remember the pain of the Bosnian genocide, but also love and solidarity.

Riada Asimovic Akyol
A Literary Consecration of Genocide Denial

A Literary Consecration of Genocide Denial

The Swedish Academy’s embrace of Handke comes at a time when far-right movements worldwide have also seized elements of 1990s Serbian nationalism as fuel for violent fantasies from Utøya, Norway, to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Edin Hajdarpašić
The Budding Kurdish-Iranian Alliance in Northern Iraq

The Budding Kurdish-Iranian Alliance in Northern Iraq

In the dusty farms and villages of Sinjar, the interests of Iran and Turkey collide. Here in northern Iraq, Tehran is allying with non-state actors in order to further its own interests — this time with the controversial PKK group, which will bring it into conflict with Ankara.

Hannah Lynch
Bosnia’s #NeverAgain

Bosnia’s #NeverAgain

Bosnians have lately turned to photographs, films, digitized recordings, and even social media to sacralize the genocide and foster international solidarity.

Riada Asimovic Akyol